Item Details

Print View

Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence

Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors
Format
Book
Published
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, [2006]
Language
English
Series
Cultural Studies Series
Cultural Studies Series (Waterloo, Ont.)
ISBN
0889204977, 9780889204973
Related Resources
Table of contents Table of contents
Summary
"The examination of women and violence has traditionally focused on women who are killed or who are the victims of violence. Women murderers were often portrayed as vengeful wronged women or as maternal protectors. Recently, however, there have been significant shifts in the characterization of women who kill, in both popular culture (Lara Croft, Buffy, and Kill Bill) and in the current global political landscape (the so-called angels of death in Palestine). The essays in this book explore gender and violence by focusing on visual culture -- films, museums, art, archives, and the news media -- and by engaging with contemporary theories and practices of identity politics and the debates about the ethics and politics of representation itself. Does representation create or recreate the conditions of violence? Is representation itself a form of violence? Weaving between fact and fiction, the contributors examine the powerful role culture plays in the production and reproduction of social meaning. The collection offers fresh analyses of well-established sources for the study of women and violence, including the horror film and the court trials of women who have killed their abusive husbands. It adds significant new dimensions to the characterization of gender and violence with the inclusion of nationalism and war, feminist media, and the exploration of violence circulated through non-obvious sources, such as medical cultural practice and the information society."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents
  • History, memory, and mediations of murder. Mapping scripts and narratives of women who kill their husbands in Canada, 1866-1954: inscribing the everyday / Sylvie Frigon
  • Neither forgotten nor fully remembered: tracing an ambivalent public memory on the tenth anniversary of the Montreal Massacre / Sharon Rosenberg
  • Missing: on the politics of re/presentation / Zoey Élouard Michele
  • Killing the killers: women on death row in the United States / Kathleen O'Shea
  • "Dealing with the devil": Karla Homolka and the absence of feminist criticism / Belinda Morrissey. Techniques and technologies of representing violence. Pearls and gore: the spectacle of woman in life and death / Annette Burfoot
  • "I am awake in the place where women die": violent death in the art of Abigail Lane and Jenny Holzer / Lisa Coulthard
  • Women and murder in the televirtuality film / Jack Boozer
  • "I'm in there! I'm one of the women in that picture" / Margot Leigh Butler
  • Killing time: the violent imaginary of feminist media / Susan Lord. National trouble: gendered violence. Dario Argento's The bird with the crystal plumage: caging women's rage / Frank Burke
  • How positively levitating! Chinese heroines of Kung fu and Wuxia pian / Suzie S.F. Young
  • The madwomen in our movies: female psycho-killers in American horror cinema / Steven Jay Schneider
  • Reverence, rape--and then revenge: popular Hindi cinema's "women's film" / Jyotika Virdi
  • In the name of the nation: images of Palestinian and Israeli women fighters / Dorit Naaman.
Description
xxii, 328 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-315) , filmography (p. 294-299) , and index.
Series Statement
Cultural studies series ; 6
Cultural studies series (Waterloo, Ont.) ; 6
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View

    LEADER 06635cam a2200877 a 4500
    001 u6662244
    003 SIRSI
    005 20151229134034.0
    008 060802s2006 oncac bq 001 0deng
    010
      
      
    a| 2007367707
    020
      
      
    a| 0889204977
    020
      
      
    a| 9780889204973
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)71540242
    040
      
      
    a| NLC b| eng c| NLC d| DLC d| BAKER d| C#P d| YDXCP d| VYF d| BTCTA d| IAC d| LVB d| AZU d| WAU d| AAM d| OCLCQ d| DEBSZ d| BDX d| OCLCF d| OCLCO d| OCL d| OCLCQ
    050
    0
    0
    a| HV6517 b| .K55 2006
    050
      
    4
    a| HM1116 b| .K55 2006
    055
    0
    1
    a| HQ1206
    055
      
    3
    a| HQ1206 b| K53 2006
    055
    0
    0
    a| HQ1206 b| K53 2006
    082
    0
    4
    a| 305.4/896949 2| 22
    245
    0
    0
    a| Killing women : b| the visual culture of gender and violence / c| Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors.
    264
      
    1
    a| Waterloo, Ont. : b| Wilfred Laurier University Press, c| [2006]
    264
      
    4
    c| ©2006
    300
      
      
    a| xxii, 328 pages : b| illustrations, portraits ; c| 23 cm.
    336
      
      
    a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
    490
    1
      
    a| Cultural studies series ; v| 6
    504
      
      
    a| Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-315) , filmography (p. 294-299) , and index.
    505
    0
      
    a| History, memory, and mediations of murder. Mapping scripts and narratives of women who kill their husbands in Canada, 1866-1954: inscribing the everyday / Sylvie Frigon -- Neither forgotten nor fully remembered: tracing an ambivalent public memory on the tenth anniversary of the Montreal Massacre / Sharon Rosenberg -- Missing: on the politics of re/presentation / Zoey Élouard Michele -- Killing the killers: women on death row in the United States / Kathleen O'Shea -- "Dealing with the devil": Karla Homolka and the absence of feminist criticism / Belinda Morrissey. Techniques and technologies of representing violence. Pearls and gore: the spectacle of woman in life and death / Annette Burfoot -- "I am awake in the place where women die": violent death in the art of Abigail Lane and Jenny Holzer / Lisa Coulthard -- Women and murder in the televirtuality film / Jack Boozer -- "I'm in there! I'm one of the women in that picture" / Margot Leigh Butler -- Killing time: the violent imaginary of feminist media / Susan Lord. National trouble: gendered violence. Dario Argento's The bird with the crystal plumage: caging women's rage / Frank Burke -- How positively levitating! Chinese heroines of Kung fu and Wuxia pian / Suzie S.F. Young -- The madwomen in our movies: female psycho-killers in American horror cinema / Steven Jay Schneider -- Reverence, rape--and then revenge: popular Hindi cinema's "women's film" / Jyotika Virdi -- In the name of the nation: images of Palestinian and Israeli women fighters / Dorit Naaman.
    520
      
      
    a| "The examination of women and violence has traditionally focused on women who are killed or who are the victims of violence. Women murderers were often portrayed as vengeful wronged women or as maternal protectors. Recently, however, there have been significant shifts in the characterization of women who kill, in both popular culture (Lara Croft, Buffy, and Kill Bill) and in the current global political landscape (the so-called angels of death in Palestine). The essays in this book explore gender and violence by focusing on visual culture -- films, museums, art, archives, and the news media -- and by engaging with contemporary theories and practices of identity politics and the debates about the ethics and politics of representation itself. Does representation create or recreate the conditions of violence? Is representation itself a form of violence? Weaving between fact and fiction, the contributors examine the powerful role culture plays in the production and reproduction of social meaning. The collection offers fresh analyses of well-established sources for the study of women and violence, including the horror film and the court trials of women who have killed their abusive husbands. It adds significant new dimensions to the characterization of gender and violence with the inclusion of nationalism and war, feminist media, and the exploration of violence circulated through non-obvious sources, such as medical cultural practice and the information society."--Page 4 of cover.
    650
      
    0
    a| Women murderers.
    650
      
    0
    a| Women murderers in motion pictures.
    650
      
    0
    a| Women x| Crimes against x| Social aspects.
    650
      
    0
    a| Women in mass media.
    650
      
    0
    a| Murder in mass media.
    650
      
    0
    a| Homicide in popular culture.
    650
      
    0
    a| Murder victims.
    650
      
    0
    a| Mass media x| Social aspects.
    650
      
    0
    a| Motion pictures x| Social aspects.
    650
      
    0
    a| Violence in popular culture.
    650
      
    4
    a| Women murderers in mass media.
    650
      
    4
    a| Women murderers in popular culture.
    650
      
    4
    a| Murder victims in motion pictures.
    650
      
    4
    a| Murder victims in mass media.
    650
      
    4
    a| Murder victims in popular culture.
    650
      
    6
    a| Meurtrières.
    650
      
    6
    a| Meurtrières au cinéma.
    650
      
    6
    a| Crimes contre les femmes x| Aspect social.
    650
      
    6
    a| Femmes dans les médias.
    650
      
    6
    a| Meurtre dans les médias.
    650
      
    6
    a| Homicide dans la culture populaire.
    650
      
    6
    a| Victimes d'homicide.
    650
      
    6
    a| Médias x| Aspect social.
    650
      
    6
    a| Cinéma x| Aspect social.
    650
      
    6
    a| Violence dans la culture populaire.
    650
      
    7
    a| Homicide in popular culture. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00959683
    650
      
    7
    a| Mass media x| Social aspects. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01011303
    650
      
    7
    a| Motion pictures x| Social aspects. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01027384
    650
      
    7
    a| Murder in mass media. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01029805
    650
      
    7
    a| Murder victims. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01029809
    650
      
    7
    a| Violence in popular culture. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01167297
    650
      
    7
    a| Women x| Crimes against x| Social aspects. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01176630
    650
      
    7
    a| Women in mass media. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01177920
    650
      
    7
    a| Women murderers. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01178169
    650
      
    7
    a| Women murderers in motion pictures. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01178173
    700
    1
      
    a| Lord, Susan, d| 1959-
    700
    1
      
    a| Burfoot, Annette.
    776
    0
    8
    i| Online version: t| Killing women. d| Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, ©2006 w| (OCoLC)647579273
    830
      
    0
    a| Cultural studies series (Waterloo, Ont.) ; v| 6.
    856
    4
    1
    3| Table of contents u| http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0710/2007367707.html
    856
    4
    1
    3| Table of contents u| http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=2232760&custom_att_2=simple_viewer
    994
      
      
    a| Z0 b| VA@
    596
      
      
    a| 2
    999
      
      
    a| HV6517 .K55 2006 w| LC i| X031759833 l| STACKS m| ALDERMAN t| BOOK
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Google Preview

Google Books Preview
Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Alderman Stacks Map Available